Name: Tabor Vaux
Date of birth: June 13, 1983
Political party: Republican
Elected position you are seeking: Beaufort County Council District 9
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Number of years living in the district you seek to represent: 29
Family: Married to Erin Vaux; no children yet
Education: The Citadel; the Charleston School of Law
Current occupation/employer: Lawyer with Vaux & Marscher, PA
Employment, military and volunteer history: Pepper's Porch, 1998 to 2002; Vaux & Marscher, PA, part-time 2005-2007, full-time 2012 to present; 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office, 2008-2012; solicitor's representative on the Safe Schools Interagency Planning Team, 2008-2010; South Carolina state constable, 2011 to present; Alljoy Beach Preservation Commission; Bluffton Rotary Club
Please list all public offices to which you've been elected, when and where: None
Please list any unsuccessful runs for public office and when: None
Other prior political and government experience: Intern for 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office while in college; intern for 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office while in law school
Key endorsements you've received: Weston Newton, S.C. House of Representatives District 120; Bill Herbkersman, S.C. House of Representatives District 118; Andy Patrick, S.C. House of Representatives District 123; Tom Davis, S.C. Senate District 46
Biggest Contributors: Bill Herbkersman, Bluffton, $1,000; John Mallett, Bluffton, 1,000; Jim Lewis, Bluffton, $1,000
Why should people vote for you?
I was born and raised here. I know the community, I know the culture, I have a good understanding of where we came from and I'm excited about where we're going. What separates me most is that I've done my homework. I met with the past three holders of this position and our state representatives. I have both their support and their guidance. This includes a firm grasp on what each accomplished in office and where each feel they fell short -- all of which makes me better prepared going into office.
What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? How?
What other issues do you see as important?
What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public?
The county has made progress in opening government and county meetings to the public with the live broadcasts and ability to watch past meetings over the Internet. One thing we can do to further this is to work with the local media to inform the public as to the different issues that will be addressed at meetings. A lot of the public gets the news from our local media's websites and we can work with them to publish this information. I am committed to being personally open and accessible.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony), been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? No.
Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes? No.
Are there any personal details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing?